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I am 13 weeks pregnant with shooting pain either from my butt down through my legs or from my butt up through my back. Anyone have a diagnosis for this? Asked my mother- she thinks its the hips widening and interfering with the nerves. Anyone? Anyone?

-Charlie
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replied April 26th, 2008
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Yes it probably is, also your joints are going to be much more flexible because of the hormones. This allows your body to accommodate your increasing belly. A visit to the chiropractor for a mechanical adjustment might be periodically necessary for you to get through the pregnancy.
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replied April 26th, 2008
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I totally agree with mominashoe because I remember feeling like that for a bit in the beginning. Are you lifting alot.. I used to get it when I would vaccume, do laundry etc. It wouldn't hurt while I was doing it but I sure did pay for it after!

Good luck Hun!
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replied April 26th, 2008
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Could be ligaments or sciatica. There is nothing you can take to make it feel better. Sit and relax
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replied April 27th, 2008
Yeah, it hurts worst when I'm working or bending or on my feet for a long time. StacyHoll, you mentioned that you went through the same pains early in your pregnancy- did they pain subside later on? It huurrrtttss! The pain is so severe and acute that it makes my whole body contract, like what I would imagine being tazed with a tazer gun would feel like...

aaahhhh the joys of pregnancy...

xoxoxo
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replied April 27th, 2008
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charliecharlie wrote:
Yeah, it hurts worst when I'm working or bending or on my feet for a long time. StacyHoll, you mentioned that you went through the same pains early in your pregnancy- did they pain subside later on? It huurrrtttss! The pain is so severe and acute that it makes my whole body contract, like what I would imagine being tazed with a tazer gun would feel like...

aaahhhh the joys of pregnancy...

xoxoxo


Haha, yeah, it gets worse....take it easy and pamper yourself when you can!
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replied April 27th, 2008
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i think it definitely sounds like sciatica, which you can't really do much for unless you see a chiropractor. you can try sitting on a heating pad set on low and see if that helps.

your avatar pic is so cute! i love boston terriers.
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replied May 12th, 2008
aw gee thanks.

we have two, they are MONSTERS! the puppy is starting to look like a panda bear...
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replied May 12th, 2008
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Bridget wrote:
i think it definitely sounds like sciatica, which you can't really do much for unless you see a chiropractor. you can try sitting on a heating pad set on low and see if that helps.

your avatar pic is so cute! i love boston terriers.


Actually, I have to disagree with the heating pad, and a chiropractor will t ell you the same. I know it does feel good for a while, but sciatica is caused by pinched nerves and inflammation. Using heat will make the inflammation worse, so cold packs are actually what will help you. You can use them for no more than 15 minutes ever hour (you don't want to cause a localized hypothermia)
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replied May 12th, 2008
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baby totally could be hitting up agianst your siatic nerve... and this early on I feel bad for you!
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replied May 12th, 2008
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mominashoe wrote:
Bridget wrote:
i think it definitely sounds like sciatica, which you can't really do much for unless you see a chiropractor. you can try sitting on a heating pad set on low and see if that helps.

your avatar pic is so cute! i love boston terriers.


Actually, I have to disagree with the heating pad, and a chiropractor will t ell you the same. I know it does feel good for a while, but sciatica is caused by pinched nerves and inflammation. Using heat will make the inflammation worse, so cold packs are actually what will help you. You can use them for no more than 15 minutes ever hour (you don't want to cause a localized hypothermia)


a chiropractor is who told me to use a heating pad. my sciatica was so bad i was put on bedrest and told to lie on a heating pad. i was also given tylenol with codeine.
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